There’s something to be said of independent musicians, in the true sense of the word. Meaning that they have independently produced their work. Not that their a part of the so-called Indie genre, which has somehow become a thing in recent years. Eddy Yang is certainly an example of a truly independent musician. Recording, mixing, and mastering his work all from the comfort of his home, Yang has a very interesting melange of folk-rock-meets-electro-pop in his recently released single ‘Split The Night‘.
Apart from the sequenced, electro drums, one is instrumentally reminded of REM. Melodically there’s perhaps a little bit of Dashboard Confessional. And Vocally, yang has a bit of The Velvet Underground going on. Unfortunately that means that he’s a bit flat at parts, and not always entirely on key, but it certainly suits the living room recording that is this independent single.
All the same, ‘Split The Night‘ is still a great track about identity, discovery, love, and living life to the fullest. Musically, there’s not much more to life when it comes to pop and rock, and Yang captures these moments pretty accurately with his clever lyrics, and honest vocals. Even those who find they are not particular fans of this track will still be humming it the rest of the day. Yang has got a great hook, and that’s worth its weight in gold with this semi-throwback tune. It even has this journalist wondering “when are we going to get more?”